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In Which Petra Learns the Accordion (with Turnips) for New Years!

Happy New Year, Fruition Family!

Our gift to you this season is evidence that 

a) I’m learning accordion & 

b) we’re still harvesting turnips as well as 

c) Happy New Year! 

Enjoy all the way to the end for the turnip finale…!

Wishing you peace, stillness & joy!

Sow Seeds & Sing Songs,

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and the Many Beings of Fruition

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And Friends, we’d love to share a few thoughts we revisit each year, reflecting on seasons past and breathing deep for the season ahead. Inspired by the generosity and genius of Seth Godin, we hope you find them as fascinating as meaningful as we do:

⭐️ What am I better at, in the last year?

⭐️ Do people trust me more than they have?

⭐️ Have I had any significant failures (aka learning opportunities), and what have I learned from them?

⭐️ What was my favorite way of being thanked?

⭐️ What was my favorite way of saying thank you?

⭐️ What grew in me, as well as my garden?

⭐️ What struggled in me, as well as my garden?

⭐️ What is the best compliment I received this year?

⭐️ Who have I helped, especially when there was no upside for me?

Have no doubt you have helped us remain buoyant and burgeoning amid the intensity of growth and grief of all our seasons, Friends. Thank you so!

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If you still haven’t planted your garlic or shallots yet, a) you’re not alone and b) don’t be daunted! Here in Zone 5 we can sow garlic as late as early February and be confident she’ll grow fully in the coming season. If you’re looking for some helpful hints, here are our Six Mistakes to Avoid When Planting Garlic and enjoy the hot cocoa when you’re through, wooHooOOoooooOoooo!

10 thoughts on “In Which Petra Learns the Accordion (with Turnips) for New Years!

  1. Great video. Good health and happiness to all of you in the New Year.

  2. Hello Petra!

    Bravo on your playing accordian!!! You sounded great! Thank you for sharing!!! I’m sure the turnips loved your performance! Encore they say! Yay!

    I haven’t been to the Philadelphia Flower Show for quite some time, but I met you and your husband, I think it was either 2017 or 2018. Thank you for being the genuine and authentic souls that you are! Have a wonderful, Happy, Healthy and Bountiful New Year!

    Best Regards,
    Dory Doughty
    P.S. I’m learning and improving my classical guitar playing! Music so soothes the soul! 🙂

  3. Happy New Year! Awesome accordion playing!❤️❤️❤️

  4. Great job Petra. I also started learning how to play a squeeze box this year. I’m learning to play the Irish Concertina. And I love it. Best luck to you in 2022.

  5. Hearty thanks to Petra and all at Fruition seeds for sharing abundance with us gardeners and farmers. You bring light and life during these challenging days. Wishing all a very joyful new year, with love.

  6. Happy New Year friends!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful accordion music with us! You two enjoy those turnips!

    1. Hi Amanda,
      wish you could join us for more turnips! a true winter delight when you kick them up in the frozen ground and cook them with some potatoes…yum!

  7. Turnip the volume!!! Hah hah hah! Wonderful!

  8. I thought that accordion playing was made illegal in NYS several years ago.

  9. You inspire me:)
    Thank you for all you do and Happy New Year!

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